Nursing: RN Baccalaureate Completion

The RN Baccalaureate Completion nursing program (RN to BS) prepares caring professional clinicians to be well equipped to practice in contemporary health care settings. Your coursework will span one calendar year and include 30 credits of coursework focused on research, public health, ethics and culture, and leadership. You will learn how to promote wellness, advocate for patients and health programs, and you'll develop the critical-thinking skills to address the changing needs of patients and communities. The program will build your skills and the confidence to create proficient and effective patient outcomes for health care systems.

Program Highlights

  • Prepares students to earn Public Health certification.
  • Capstone Experience immerses student in applied learning through clinical partnerships in the students home community.
  • Emphasis on culturally appropriate patient care. 
  • Inexpensive; RN to BS course tuition is less than $10,000
  • Cohort based online program with instruction provided by full time dedicated nurse faculty.
  • Personalized advising to assist students in timely graduation

Program Distinctions

  • Approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. 
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • CentraCare's $1.5 million commitment is helping establish a Graduate Nursing Education program and the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.
  • Education Abroad opportunity with  Universidad de Concepción in Concepción, Chile, earned the 2013 Heiskell Award for Best Practices in International Partnerships. 

Popular Careers

  • Hospital Nurse
  • Home Health/Public Health Nurse
  • Occupational Health/Industrial Nurse
  • Family Practice/Pediatric Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Health Educator